An Introduction to diagnostic MSK Ultrasound around the shoulder girdle

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Course aims and content

The aim of this one day course is to:

  • Improve clinicians awareness of the approaches to training in diagnostic MSK ultrasound – How do I gain competency? What are the different routes?
  • Develop a basic understanding of the Physics of musculoskeletal ultrasound – Piezoelectric effects, artefacts and safety.
  • Develop a basic understanding of the normal appearance of different tissues on ultrasound
  • Develop basic probe skills and orientation to an ultrasound image.
  • Practical skill development of visualising the key structures around the shoulder complex.
  • Ultrasound guided injections for the shoulder (discussion and video presentation)
  • Research in ultrasound

Who teaches this course?

This course is facilitated by Stuart Wildman and Jeremy Lewis.

The course is designed for allied health professionals who have an interest in developing their knowledge of the uses of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, with a focus on the shoulder region.

This one day course on diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound is designed by The Ultrasound Site (, who have significant experience in offering high quality MSK ultrasound training courses. The course is designed to offer an initial insight into the potential role, training possibilities and clinical utilisation of point of care ultrasound in a musculoskeletal setting around the shoulder.

The course aims to enhance the delegates’ understanding and awareness of the role of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. The day will be led by Stuart Wildman, Extended Scope Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer, and, Jeremy Lewis (Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Consultant Physiotherapist, MSK Sonographer and Independent Prescriber)

This is ideal for people who feel they might wish to introduce ultrasound into their practice in the future or those with some limited scanning experience.

There will be a mixture of taught lectures and practical sessions including learning how to visualise common MSK structures around the shoulder.

Course fees

The fee for self-funding students is £134